Alessandro Palace Hostel
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Member Reviews (4)
- Alessandro Palace HostelMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2012
We stayed in this hostel after having toured through almost all major cities of western europe, staying 90% of the time in hostels. Me and 4 friends got there at night, after a long drive and not getting much sleep. We needed to rest.
You can call it luck but we got a great room only to ourselves (i think it was the 6-bed room) and on the upmost floor, so it was very comfortable to rest.
The next day was long and filled with walking around, so it really helped to be well located. It's easy to get pretty much anywhere from here.
At night we met a few people from previous stops at the hostel bar, which is full of young travelers from all over. Drinks and food aren't expensive, but you can bring your own...just be careful if you aren't planning on sharing it 'cause it's always full and people are extra friendly when eating on a budget.
We had a blast going out with people we met in the hostel, everyone was roughly the same age and sort of had the same vibe, looking to have fun out in the italian summer...I think that's the kind of people alessandro's attracts, so if you're looking for a fun time and not too worried about being in that sort of environment, this is one of the best hostels to stay in europe.
- Alessandro Palace HostelMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Jul 04, 2012
This is a pretty typical European hostel, with a few extra amenities that set it apart from the rest.
The rooms are relatively clean-- you won't be finding bugs or messes (at least not in my experience, or in the experience of anyone I talked to while staying here). There is a bar in the hostel, which makes it really easy to meet people. Bring a bottle of wine and offer it up-- you'll have ten new friends ready to head out into the city with you in no time. They have all kinds of deals on food, including free pizza at certain times of the day/week (I believe this is an effort to foster a fun hostel atmosphere that has gotten them a reputation as one of the top hostels in Europe).
Despite the reputation, it isn't all rainbows and unicorns. It can be a little noisy at night, especially because the hostel sort-of fosters that kind of atmosphere. The room you get may or may not have air conditioning-- it depends, which isn't something you necessarily want to leave to chance when in the middle of an Italian summer.
The staff is generally nice and friendly (and they speak a variety of languages), they provide luggage storage for before and after check-in and there are computers for use (You only get 30 minutes free per day, but more than that is pretty cheap).
All-in-all, I've had two great experiences here, and I would absolutely encourage other young travelers to give it a try. I'd stay here again the next time I head back to Rome.